In a slow year for Great Lakes shipping, today is expected to be a relatively busy day in the Twin Ports. And all of the cargo scheduled to be loaded is the major stuff from our harbor: low-sulfur coal and taconite.
The James R. Barker, scheduled to depart today with coal loaded at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior, is one of 10 Great Lakes ships operated by Interlake Steamship Co. Almost all call on the Twin Ports or have in the past.
The Peter R. Cresswell is pictured approaching the lift bridge as it was departing the port in March 2008. It is expected to arrive this evening to load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth occasional.
The Atlantic Huron is pictured making the turn into the Duluth harbor after coming in from the anchorage off the Duluth piers on Saturday afternoon to replace the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. at the Midwest Energy coal dock.
Friday was a very busy day in the port, especially if you include those boats and crews that were waiting in line to load coal. As often happens, the day after a busy day sees more departures than usual as the line got shorter and the boats loaded coal.
The Indiana Harbor arrived under the Lift Bridge on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. It went through the Duluth harbor, made a half turn by the Blatnik Bridge and backed up the St. Louis River to a position directly behind the Paul R. Tregurtha.
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